Samsung GALAXY Nexus
Market status: Released
Release date: 17 Nov 2011
- Dual core processor
- Very big display (4.7 inches)
- Extremely high pixel density screen, over 300ppi (316 ppi)
- High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
- Very fast processor (1200 MHz)
- Lots of RAM (1024 MB RAM)
- Fast mobile data support (4G)
- Global phone that can work on any GSM/UMTS network in the world
- HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
- Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
The Samsung GALAXY Nexus is the first phone to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich – the version that is meant to put an end to fragmentation. The handset uses the concept of button-less front and thin bezel to fit a 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED display in a phone the size of handsets with smaller screens. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor, and capable of shooting HD 1080p video.
- Device type:
- Smart phone
- Android (4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)
- 5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)
the average is 4.3 oz (123 g)
4.76 oz (135 g)
- 4.76 oz (135 g)
- Physical size:
- 4.7 inches
- 720 x 1280 pixels
- Pixel density:
Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
- 316 ppi
Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes.
Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed.
Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
- Super AMOLED
- 16 777 216
- Capacitive, Multi-touch
- Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
- Talk time:
the average is 10 h (601 min)
- 17.66 hours
- Stand-by time:
the average is 17 days (418 h)
12.1 days (290 hours)
- 12.1 days (290 hours)
- Talk time (3G):
the average is 9 h (512 min)
- 8.33 hours
- Stand-by time (3G):
the average is 24 days (569 h)
11.2 days (270 hours)
- 11.2 days (270 hours)
- 1750 mAh
- System chip:
System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
- TI OMAP4460
Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
- Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
- Graphics processor:
- PowerVR SGX540
- System memory:
System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
- 1024 MB RAM
- Built-in storage:
- 32 GB
- 5 megapixels
- Aperture size:
Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.
- Auto focus, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama
- 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
- Video calling
- Front-facing camera:
- 1.3 megapixels
- Music player:
- Filter by:
- Album, Artist, Playlists
- Album art cover, Background playback
- Filter by:
- Earpiece, Loudspeaker
- YouTube player:
- Built-in online services support:
- Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa, Twitter
- 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
- HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
Positioning – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS.
GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather.
A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.
GLONASS – GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.
- GPS, A-GPS
- Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
- Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
- Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator
- SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
- IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
- 802.11 a, b, g, n
- Mobile hotspot:
- USB 2.0
- USB charging
- via microUSB
- NFC, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync
- Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
- Additional microphone/s:
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
- Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
- Officially announced:
- 19 Oct 2011
- MSRP price:
- $ 870